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Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Challenging The UGC Guidelines on Conferment Of Autonomous Status On Colleges

Delhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the validity of the UGC (Conferment of Autonomous Status upon Colleges and Measures for Maintenance of Standards in Autonomous Colleges) Regulations, 2018, (Regulations) for being ultra vires of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to the University Grants Commission. Filed by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), the petition claims that the Regulations are ‘unlawful’ and ‘arbitrary’, as in terms of the UGC Act, only UGC is empowered to make rules and regulations with respect to governance of Universities, and not individual colleges and institutes.

Asia Law Offices advised a major transnational strategic collaboration between its client, UAE-Based Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, and Swiss pharma major Acino Pharmaceuticals.

ALO represented Pharmax in the structuring and closure of entire transaction documents of the significant collaboration.

The collaboration framework extends to licensing, manufacturing, and supply of Acino formulations within the gastroenterology and the cardiovascular space throughout the Middle East and Africa.